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What you need to know about: Pedophilia

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We fear and despise pedophiles all over the World !

In Morocco, people were shocked to hear that a child molester called Daniel; -a Spanish pedophile who rapped 11 little boys and girls and was sentenced to 30 years of prison has been liberated after spending a year and a half in jail by a royal decree-. The same people pacifically protested yesterday and were violently oppressed !

The criminal is free now ! He is back on the streets of another country, somewhere far away from our moroccan children !

Unfortunately, other pedophiles are still out here in Morocco and that’s why we need to know who they are so we can -at least- protect our children.

Here are some facts about Pedophilia and Pedophiles:

  1. The term pedophilia was coined in 1886 by psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
  2. Pedophilia is when an adult is sexually attracted to and/or fantasizes about prepubescent (under the age of 13) children.
  3. Pedophiles can come in any shape, socio-economic group, race or gender.
  4. Many pedophiles report being sexually abused as children.
  5. Although no scientific causes of pedophilia have been identified, one theory supposes that it’s a genetic disorder.
  6. Treatment for pedophiles often includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication.
  7. Therapy is used to help the pedophile talk about and work through his or her identity and childhood problems.
  8. The Internet and social networking websites make it easier for pedophiles to target young children.
  9. Pedophiles may have the following things in common: low self esteem; awkward in adult social situations, especially with women; painful childhood experiences; self-obsession; and the sense that he or she is still a child.
  10. Experts say simple safety guidelines can protect children and teens from child abuse. These include:
    • Never giving out your personal information on the Internet or to strangers.
    • Avoid talking to strangers or anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or scared.
    • Let your parents know where you are and whom you’re with at all times.
    • Remember that people are not always who they say they are on the internet.

6 tips for a better Ramadan

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6 tips for a better Ramadan

Hello there Blog friends,

I hope you’re doing really well.

Today, I wanted to share with you 6 easy tips to have a great Ramadan:

1/ Give a dirham a day in charity…or five or ten 😀

The Prophet Muhammad PBUH was always generous but even more so in Ramadan. Let’s open our hearts and dig a little deeper in our wallets this year.

Whatever you can give, it’s the intention that counts.

2/ Go to Tarawih prayers:

Post-Iftar, the first urge is to sleep after an exhausting day. But try your best to head out to the mosque for Tarawih prayers. Praying alone is wonderful, but doing it in congregation is fantastic.

3/ Stop swearing and/or backbiting:

It’s hard not to shoot our mouths off when someone’s upset us. In Ramadan, when we want to build our spirituality, we’ve got to fight our bad habits.

4/ Call – email your relatives and friends:

Strengthening ties with family members and keeping in touch with friends is part of our way of life. This Ramadan, call family and friends or at least email them a Ramadan card and ask them how their fasting is going.

5/ Read 20 pages of Quran a day…just 20, not more, not less:

As in 4 after every prayer. The choice is yours. The point is simply to connect with God through His revelation in the month of the Quran.

6/ Forgive everyone who has hurt you:

Still got a festering wound from the fight with your friend last year? Or are you still bitter about the way your parents sometimes treated you as a kid? Let go of the anger this Ramadan and forgive those who have hurt you.

Forgiving someone is not only good for the body, but it’s also great for the soul and in Ramadan, ten days of which are devoted to Allah’s forgiveness, shouldn’t we lesser beings forgive too ?

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My life in pictures -10-

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Hello there Blog friends,

Today, I thought I would share with you my life in pictures during the past few weeks.

Feel free to follow me on Instagram to check the pictures I upload on a daily basis.

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Casablanca from the 24th floor !

Seven Twenty !

2 par 2 !

Morocco represent in Jarash !

Still standing !

Sweet chocolate superposition !

Meet my Honey Bear !

Eyes are so radioactive !

Cappuccino reflection !

The perfect place to read Mahmoud Darwish !

Literally above the clouds !

VLOG: Democracy in a word – الديمقراطية في كلمة

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According to them… I died last sunday !

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I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 5 and a half years old and I can say that I’ve lived a very normal life so far. The abnormal only appears when I’m dealing with a sudden blood sugar change.

However, I’m not going to lie. I am still learning how to deal with this « sweet » ups and downs every single day of my life. See what I just did there ? and I have my family and my closest friends to thank for the constant: « HIIIIND.PUT.THAT.DOWN ! » or « Here, take a tiny bite and let’s act like it never happened! » with a kind, caring look on their faces.

I like to think that my name is a Pinkberry flavour 😀

Looking back, here are some things I have dealt with that are diabetes related:

  • I have lost my sight temporarily 4 times,
  • I collapsed in school twice during the past 5 years,
  • I was high on sugar because I forgot to take my insulin on time,
  • My friends beared my sudden mood swings so many times,
  • My heart started beating so fast, my hands shaked, my knees got weak and my back froze due to a low blood sugar,
  • I missed school so many times due to morning low blood sugar, I am not complaining though 😀
  • I almost died last sunday ! (Hashtag: TrueStory) 😀

On a lighter note, they say Diabetes is life-changing. But you know what ? This is the only life style I have ever known and I am very grateful for it because it has made the person who’s writing this article right now.

And yes it is difficult to see the good side sometimes, -I learned this the hard way-. But it doesn’t have to be just about smiling on through; there are actually some real positives about coping with diabetes.

For instance:

  • I don’t take life for granted and I never will; I love life to bits and pieces,
  • I am a hopeless optimistic person and I prefer to walk away from negativity and spread positive messages around,
  • There is never something that my friends can do and I can’t. It’s just that sometimes, I have to plan better ahead. Which isn’t a bad thing,
  • I found out who my real friends are, early in life and I am grateful for every and each one of them,
  • I get served first on an airplane and this one is perhaps my favorite. It sure makes up for the scrutiny through security !

Now if you are a diabetic or you have a family member who has diabetes, here are 5 ways to be be positive about living with Diabetes:

  1. Diabetes is not the end of the road; it’s a chance for a brand new beginning.
  2. Living with diabetes really does make you prioritise your health and this is not a bad thing.
  3. Part of coping with diabetes makes you tune in closely, helping you listen to AND hear what your body is telling you. Which could end up being a lifesaver way down the road.
  4. Managing diabetes helps you make choices that will include your entire family and entourage.
  5. Coping with diabetes forces you to embrace exercise and eventually you wonder how you ever lived without it.  I started running about 2 months ago and Yoga is still one of my favourite ways to reduce stress levels and building a stronger body, which will pave the way for everything else to go right in your life.
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